The Iceman offroad Duathlon took place in the woods of Frimley on Sat 19th Nov and consisted of a 10k run an 18k mountain bike followed by a 5k run, not too hard you may think but the hills on the run were vertical, making it very hard on the legs, the cycle ride was not too dissimilar as well. Although called the Iceman (presumably historical) the weather was quite mild and it was more of a Mudman than Iceman!!
The 10k run was 2 x 5k laps of a run course, and then it was 3 x 6k cycle laps finishing off with another lap of the run course. 5 members of CWTC took part in this event, Mike & Liz Pillans, Andy Roberson, Paul Mansell and Del Morton.
Unfortunately due to the hard course cramp had an effect on Liz & Del, Liz had such bad cramp she had to withdraw on the first lap of the cycle, Del had to stop on mid second lap and was kindly assisted by a fellow competitor, a truly sporting act on his part which enabled Del to complete the race. Out of the 272 entries 26 DNF confirming the fact it was a gruelling course.
Mike had an excellent race finishing 21st Andy and Paul also had good races finishing 33rd & 55th respectively, full results as follows:
For most this was their first attempt at Duathlon, and as they say if it’s your first it’s a PB.
The club’s End of Year function took place in the Cathedral suite of the Chichester Golf Club in Hunston. 51 members and guest’s started the evening by meeting in the club’s bar where a sweepstake was passed around to guess the length of Aidy’s speech & awards (notorious for being on the longer side of speeches!!).
We then proceeded into the dining area for a 3 course meal. The staff at the Golf club are to be congratulated on their service and organisation.
We then moved on to the upstairs bar and disco room where Aidy started his speaker’s task. He started by congratulating the committee and members for another successful year in Triathlon and then went on to the awards which were as follows:
|Most improved Triathlete
|Most improved Cyclist
|Most improved Runner
|Most improved Swimmer
|Female Club Points
|Male Club Points
He then went on to some more fun awards:
The shonky awards this year seemed to have a theme of not being able to stay on their cycles, the prize of Gold, Silver & Bronze was dependant on injuries incurred and fittingly was awarded with stabilisers.
Aidy’s speech lasted 30 minutes, which was quite short for Aidy!! As this was Remembrance day 50% of the sweepstake proceeds were to go to Help For Heroes, Damian Homer had the correct guess and quite generously donated his half to the cause which totalled the donation to £41.
After the awards we all hit the dance floor and enjoyed the rest of the evening showing off our John Travolta impressions!!